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    This position is located in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Central Office under the Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) Service which is one of four components that comprise ORD. CSR&D supports human studies research, including, interventional and effectiveness studies, clinical, epidemiological and technical studies of disorders and diseases of importance to the health of Veterans. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Advising and supporting the Director/Deputy Director of CSR&D in the planning, development and operation of the CSR&D Service.
    • Making recommendations about the appropriate assignment of research proposals to the various merit review committees.
    • Identifying and recruiting, according to SOP's, VA and non-VA scientists to serve on peer review committees.
    • Assessing the special expertise needed to review each proposal and making appropriate reviewer assignments.
    • Conducting review meetings and providing policy guidance to applicants, funded investigators, reviewers, special interest observers, and non-VA counterparts.
    • Making constructive comments and recommendations to the Deputy Director and Director of CSR&D regarding funding and conditional approval.
    • Evaluating merit review projects recommended for funding in assigned areas and critically analyzing portfolio activity.
    • Providing insight in human subject research in compliance with VA policies and guidance.
    • Managing assigned portfolios.
    • Developing a comprehensive strategic plan of identifying and addressing clinical research needs.
    • Serving as the primary point of contact for all programmatic and scientific issues related to proposed, planned, ongoing and completed activities in assigned portfolio.
    • Preparing responses to inquiries and reports about clinical science studies.
    • Representing ORD in communications and/or meetings with senior management within and outside VA, non-government experts, and the public.
    • Serving as a liaison to other Federal agencies and internal VA committees in areas pertinent to the health care needs of Veterans.
    • Resolving difficult or unusual problems identified by staff or investigators often by mediating between VA Research and Development (R&D) offices and investigators.
    • Reviewing project reports to assess investigators' compliance with clinical research program guidelines.
    • Evaluating proposed work for scientific or budgetary overlap.
    • Maintaining awareness of Federal research funding overall for assigned portfolio topics through literature and database reviews.

    Work schedule: Full-time, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Compressed/Flexible Schedule available

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be needed to attend site visits, training or conferences

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/425703900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.